One of the amusing and simultaneously appalling things about this dispute is Bob Malm’s insistence that I either am the blogger behind Mom’s blog, or that I can/should be able to control what Mom blogs.
Apropos the former, with five family members in Northern VA besides me and Mike, Mom is very much aware of what goes on. And I have no need of her blog; with more than 200 hits a day coming into my blog, social media coverage now in the millions of hits, and almost 600 followers on Twitter alone, I can hold my own just fine.
Apropos the latter contention, why would anyone think I can control what Mom says or does? Just as Dysfunctional Bob undoubtedly would say he can’t control the actions of his fellow vestry members, I have no control over Mom, who has her own bone to pick with Bob.
Maybe Dysfunctional Bob and Jeff “Sugarland” Chiow feel that because Mom is a woman, she takes orders from men. If that’s the case, I hate to spring it on them, but that sort of patriarchal world view don’t exist in my family.
All of which is a long way of saying those two are clueless.